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everything you need to know about the papal visit on our app. check it out. everything you need to know about what's going to happen this weekend. good morning. new york city marathon. pope francis gets set for his busiest day yet, the u.n., ground zero, harlem, central park, madison square garden all on the schedule. [ cheers and applause ] last night an unforgettable welcome at st. patrick's thedral. >> papa francisco, welcome to st. patrick's cathedral. >> and a moment savannah and i will never forget today, friday, september 25th, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," pope francis in america, with the matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everyone. welcome to today on a friday morning. beautiful view of st. patrick's cathedral just across fifth avenue from us here, and, boy, let's talk for a second, because the images last night were amazing. the pope arriving in new york city for the first time ever. thousands of people lining the streets. there he is in the popemobile. he walked down the center aisle of that newly refurbished cathedral, and it was spectacular. >> it was an electric moment inside that hall, and we were lucky enough to get to be there and watch him walk in and to hear the applause and to feel the energy that he brought into that room. >> timothy cardinal dolan asked me and savannah to be the master of ceremonies at a program that preceded the pope's arrival because people had to get to that kathd durcathedral because security and we introduced speakers and then we had amazing
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seats for the prayer service. >> and then we had a moment we'll never forget. we got to shake hands with pope francis, he's as warm as you can imagine, and i have to say this was a moment for us, matt, but what i keep thinking about is right as he passed me, and these nuns just hugged him and he really stood there, spent a moment with them there, and their faces right afterwards were just filled with joy. >> yeah. they are saying something in my ear right now. videos are great, but sometimes still photos capture a moment even better. we have some photos from the vatd can photographer's. >> that's amazing. >> and they just sent those to us this morning. >> savannah, you wondered if any of this was captured on camera. >> wow. >> what an honor. >> there's a good photo right there, and our thanks to everyone at st. patrick's and certainly kimothy cardinal dolan. >> we're reflecting the pope's glow there. so honor to get to have that moment. so many people are having these moments with the pope as he
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spends these days in our country and here in new york he's here for a couple of days and will go on to philadelphia. and we have to say his itinerary is jam-packed. >> getting it all covered on the first stop of this day, a speech before world leaders at the u.n. that's where we find nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. in washington pope francis was really speaking to congress and the american people, but today he will be addressing the world. this is going to be the largest most powerful gathering ever under one roof. there isn't a bigger international stage than this. the 70th anniversary of the united nations, 170 world leaders will be here. presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens, and this is just the fourth pope ever to speak before the u.n. this morning his holiness is enjoying his first ever visit to new york city. >> papa francisco, welcome to st. patrick's cathedral. >> pope francis receiving a warm welcome from timothy cardinal dolan at a prayer vigil at the
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city's most iconic cathedral, st. patrick's, and extending a special thanks to the women of the church. >> translator: and to you, religious women and sisters and mothers of this people, i wish to say thank you. >> reporter: today the 78-year-old pontiff has another exhausting day ahead. his morning address to the u.n. general assembly, a visit to ground zero, a school tour in east harlem. he'll greet the masses motorcading through central park. 80,000 tickets distributed. a faith-filled day culminating with mass at madison square garden. arriving last night in manhattan by helicopter and that hallmark fiat, francis delighted crowds along fifth avenue, one of the world's famous boulevards seemingly gathering his energy from the presence of the people, sharing prayers along the way. >> he's going to give me a miracle. >> reporter: what miracle are you asking for? >> to walk again. >> reporter: preparations unprecedented, nearly 1,800
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police cars and more than 800 tons of concrete blocks. 37 miles of barriers and fencing. all of it following a spiritual and political tour of the nation's capital. >> mr. speaker, pope of the holy see! >> reporter: punctuated by an historic address to congress tackling tough issues like poverty, climate change and immigration. >> we must not be taken aback by the numbers but rather view them as persons. >> reporter: and then from the balcony the speaker of rome brought faithfulness to america. >> god bless america. >> reporter: his remarks receiving an indelible impression on their hearts and receiving an open invitation. >> thank you for stopping by and come back soon. >> reporter: another historic and dramatic moment here. within the last half an hour or so, we have a picture of it, the vatican flag being raised for the first time ever here outside the united nations, just two
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flags are like this right now. there is the vatican and the none member flags. they will let him be himself throughout the city of new york as he wants to touch and experience this city and certainly the spirit of the people throughout it as well. >> peter alexander a little less than a mile from us here at the u.n., thank you very much. >> pope francis is staying at the vatican mission to the u.n. and that's on the city's upper east side and nbc's stephanie gosk is here this morning for us. >> reporter: good morning to you. anybody looking at this security and thinking maybe i'll wander down and catch a quick glimpse of the pope sipping his espresso, they are going to be disappointed. this is a security presence like nothing i have ever sean in new york. you have the streets blockaded three blocks north and south and two avenues wide. they have sand trucks.
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there's a law enforcement presence here and when we arrived here this morning, hundreds of police officers behind our camera position here getting ready for their orders of the day and as we mentioned the pope is staying in the townhouse here at 19th century townhouse, actually very typical for this very wealthy neighborhood of new york city. it was owned by a 19th century mayor, and we're told that they actually had to update the wiring and the plumbing for the pope's visit. now, we're not exactly sure when the pope is going to be leaving for the u.n. he's expected there at around 8:30, and we will see that motorcade leave, although you can expect they are probably not going to run into any traffic. guys, back to you. >> all right. stephanie gosk, thank you so much. let's bring in nbc special anchor maria shriver and greg burke, senior communications adviser to the vatican. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> greg, let me start with you. yesterday we watched and listened as the pope addressed a joint meeting of congress, a very political room. today he heads to the u.n. it's a broader audience, a world
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audience, seems to be right in his sweet spot. what are you expecting in terms of the difference between the two speeches? >> it will be similar. it just goes global. i think the issues, when you look at pope and what he really cares about, above all wealth and poverty and, well, above all, he cares about a spiritual mission, god loves you, right, but the ramifications of that, share that love, show that love meaning let's fix this wealth and poverty situation in the world. that's got to be a key issue. immigration, migration obviously. people talk a lot about immigration in this country, but if you've seen the news the last week, as i'm sure you have, it's monstrous in europe as well moving from africa, from the middle east into europe. immigration, migration will be an issue, and climate change is as well. i find it interesting, one little thing on climate change. pope benedict spoke allotted about it and never got a lot of attention. a book written, "pope benedict
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and the environment" and he was called the green pope, but obviously with pope francis, the microphone is on and people are listening a lot more. >> maria, you've been tracking every step of this journey from washington, now to new york on to philadelphia. so you know something. energy that it takes. can you imagine being this 78-year-old pope with one lung who has been giving so much and kept this incredible schedule. how do you think he is doing as this week goes along and what he might be experiencing as a human being as well as a pope? >> he obviously has incredible stamina. he gets up and prays, and i think he gets energy from people. and he spoke at st. patrick's, you both were there, you were no. maybe you were, i wasn't, but he spoke about hard work and gratitude and whether we count our blessings in our daily lives. i thought that that was really terrific because he's been very pastoral this whole week in what he's kind of urged us all to look at our lives, no matter where he's spoken and i bet he does that again today at the
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u.n., but he seems to be getting energy from the crowds. >> i'm looking forward to seeing the pope down at the 9/11 memorial and museum because the attacks of 9/11 were the antithesis to everything that pope francis preaches about, mutual respect and understanding, compassion, anti-violence, the ability to live without fear. how do you think that visit is going to impact him? >> yeah. you're right, and there are two cultures he talks a lot about, the culture of encounter, how do we overcome our differences, the polarization and that can be between individuals, between neighbors, between countries and the throwaway culture, you know, people being left behind, whether that goes from the unborn, to the elderly to those starving to death. i think -- i think it will be, you know, as maria was saying, i think there's a little bit of the wow factor here. he gets his energy from the people, the newness of the united states, but this will be -- this will be a -- this will be moving for him because it is exactly the opposite of what he -- everything he
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believes in. there's some issues which really gets him, human trafficking right now, you know. it's just like he -- human trafficking, human slavery, the fact that this kind of thing is going on really moves him very deeply. >> people will be moved that he's visiting with what many of us considered hallowed ground. greg burke from the vatican, maria, thank is o you as always. more from maria including what the pope does when we're not seeing him. >> republican front-runner donald trump took time from his campaign to get a glimpse of the motorcade from the balcony of trump tower. today he heads to washington where things could get very interesting at an event also featuring his latest target. nbc's hallie jackson has more on that. hi, hallie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. this morning donald trump and marco rubio will both be in washington, both at same event speaking a few hours apart f.trump's attacks allweek and
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overnight tweets are any indication he'll take aim at rubio and rubio is not taking that sitting down. after getting the trump treat again -- >> marco rubio, he's like a kid. >> reporter: and again. >> he sweats more than any young person i've ever seen in my life. >> reporter: and again. >> i've never seen a guy down water like he downs water, never see -- they bring it in in buckets for this guy. >> reporter: marco rubio is firing back. >> they thin-skinned, very sensitive to creditcism but he can't have a conversation about policy because quite frankly he doesn't know anything about policy. >> reporter: it's a forceful new fl flou flouriflurry of attacks from the front-runner hitting harder than before. >> he had a really bad debate performance last week. he's not really informed on the issues. he really never is good on the issues and can't have more than a ten-seco dasten-second conver.
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>> reporter: fox news' ceo roger ails will come face-to-face next week to come to a candid meeting to handle any misunderstandings. for now trump is boycotting the network and his rivals rolling their eyes. >> if i quit talking to all the people who attacked me, i would have crawled under a rock long ago. >> reporter: it's not just fox news. trump is also complaining about coverage of empty chairs at one of his events this week. trump is still on top of the polls, although marco rubio is picking up some steam. the latest poll in new hampshire, for example, shows the senator cracking the top three in that early primary state. on the democratic side meanwhile, hillary clinton is down by 16 points to bernie sanders in the granite state and even removing joe biden from the running doesn't help her much, matt. she still trails sanders by double digits. >> thanks very much.
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a quick programming note. this sunday on "meet the press" chuck todd will be talking to both hillary clinton and carly fiorina. in other news now. the ntsb is taking over the investigation of a deadly crash in seattle. at least four people were killed, dozens more injured when an amphibious tour vehicle collided with a heart bus. nbc's morgan ratford has more on this this morning. morgan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. two different two groups from different parts of the world traveling on the same bridge collided going in opposite directions. it resulted in a fatal collision. chaos on a scenic seattle bridge. buses, trucks and victims strewn across every lane. dozens of survivors rushed to nearby hospitals. it all starteded when a popular amphibious tour boat known as ride the ducks lost control on the bridge. witnesses say the tour boat swerved across five lines into oncoming traffic and t-boned a
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charter bus filled with international skunts and faculty from a local college and with no seat belts people on the tour boat flew out of the duck both. >> it was like i was bouncing off things and feeling the pain shooting everywhere and then my face slamming against the seat in the front of me. >> reporter: motorists rushed to pull survivors from the wreckage as first responders arrived on scene to treat the wounded. >> we looked at approximately 50 patients that we evaluated. >> reporter: one witness says the tour boat narrowly missed several other on coming scars before striking the charter bus. >> the chance of them hitting a bus full of people with no seat belts, that is the worse. other vehicles have air bags, but they were helpless >> reporter: duck tour company says they will cooperate fully with the ntsb. however, they have decided to suspend tours here in the seattle area out of respect for the victims. those four victims who died were international students just awaiting to start classes right here in north seattle community college. savannah? >> all right, morgan ratford,
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thank you very much. >> let's turn to natalie now here with an alarming terror alert. >> the u.s. embassy in malaysia is warning of a potential terrorist acalk at a popular tourist spot in kuala lumpur. the embassy says it has credible threat information and is urging u.s. citizens to avoid the area located in the city center. in the past two years police have reportedly arrested hundreds of malaysians for their alleged ties to isis. muslim pilgrims carried out the ridual stoning of the devil as part of the annual hajj pilgrimage near the holy city of mecca a day after that stampede there killed more than 700 people and injured 800 others. thursday's disaster was the deadliest such incident to strike the annual hajj pilgrimage in more than two decades. saudi arabia's king solman has ordered a safety review of the event. today president obama and chinese president economy jinping will wade into sticky
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issues such as cyber spying in the u.s. and the territorial disputes in the pacific and they will also release a joint statement on climate change, fleshing out how they will achieve targets for cutting carbon emissions and tonight the president will host xi for a black tie state dinner. the pope sightings here in new york are getting a lot of buzz. before pope francis even touched down at jfk take a look this was turning a lot of heads in timessquare. looks like the real deal, right? it's actually a wax version. holy father cruising around in that convertible jeep and now part of a new display at madam tussaud's. the new york police department gave them a green light agreeing it's all in fun and not all of us got to be up close and personal. >> matt said let's take a selfie with the pope. >> maybe this isn't a time. >> the wax version of the pope went on to have wax version of you also at maddium tussaud's.
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>> we are wax beans, thank you very much. a tornado touched down, not a big one but did a tornado touch down in johns island, south carolina. just a little southwest of charleston, and can you see about ten homes damage the. a lot of freeze down, big power lines down, and also for a while folks were trapped in homes and have since gotten out. thankfully from injuries being reported and here's what's going on. this is what's causing it, this low pressure area. it's bringing in a lot of rain and the pressure gradient between this high up over new england and this low here off the coast, in between the winds are fierce. we're talking winds that could be up to 40 miles per hour causing dangerous rip currents, coastal flooding, beach erosion expected. look at surf. up to 6 to 9 feet in the outer banks and water levels two to three feet above normal and wind gusts to 45 miles per hour and the rainfall. probably going to be flooding next 72 hours. five to seven inches of rain in
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some parts of the eastern carolinas. we're going to get to your i'm sheena parveen. for today you'll notice more clouds around. mostly cloudy, also cooler and breeze e temperatures today about the mid to upper 70s. then we go into saturday. mostly cloudy for the papal visit. in mid-70s by the afternoon. sunday we'll see temperatures
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around 73 degrees, cool and breezy but mostly cloudy, rain chances mainly south over the weekend. that's your latest weather. matt sft. >> all right, al. thanks very much. something we put up on the screen, a graphic of a new cnn/wmur poll. the numbers we put up were incorrect so we want to make sure we get it right. as we said bernie sanders is leading hillary clinton in a new hampshire poll or in new hampshire 46% to 30%. coming up, vladimir putin's charm offensive. why the russian president is suddenly heaping praise on the u.s. as he gets set to meet with the president and possibly elton john. plus, how is pope francis spending his time in the u.s. when he is not greeting the masses? we'll show you as our coverage of his historic visit rolls on, but, first, on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. just a few minutes before 7:30. over 24 hours pope francis arrives in philadelphia. and as we have been telling you all week security is going to be tight and road closures are in effect. let's get a check on traffic. >> we've been covering all week what's going on in the traffic problems but these are the big things happening this weekend if you are around in philadelphia. this is what you need to know. schuylkill expressway at 10:00 tonight closed eastbound from the blue route to 95, also closed westbound from 95 to route 1, the vine street expressway closed from 95 to the schuylkill expressway, both directions east and westbound.
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route 1 from 30 to belmont avenue, additionally the ben franklin bridge closed, no access to philadelphia or into new jersey. that will be a strictly a bridge for pedestrians. 95 will be open so that's good. but we have several exit ramps closed. the center city traffic box in effect by 6:00. >> let's get a check on our forecast. sheena. >> vai, we're looking at a breezy day, more clouds moving into the area, high temperatures from 75 to 78 degrees. the clouds will stay in the forecast even into the weekend. that's the case through sunday. and into next week too. >> thank you. i'm vai sikahema. another update in about 25 minutes. get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app.
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7:30 now on this friday morning. 25th of september, 2015, and there's a pretty day and an exciting one here in new york city. pope francis is in town, and he has a lot on his schedule this morning addressing world leaders at united nations, then he'll take a visit to the 9/11 memorial and then celebrate mass at the world's most famous arena, madison square garden, and we will be with him every step of the way. >> roker has come through in a huge way to this visit. >> i don't know. i would think the pope probably has something to do with it. >> take the credit, take the credit. >> coming up, maria shriver will show us what's going on with the pope behind the scenes during this historic trip. >> in the meantime, let's take a look at some of the headlines this morning. at least ten homes were damaged by a reported tornado near charleston, south carolina overnight. luckily no injuries have been
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reported. >> the ntsb is leading the investigation knew into a tragic accident in seattle. four college students were killed, more than 40 others injured, when a tour vehicle, charter bus and two cars collided on a bridge. and today's the day if you've been waiting to get your hands on one of those new apple iphones. the 6s and 6s plus go on sale online and in stores for the first time this morning. let's begin this half hour with russian president vladimir putin. he's speaking out in a rare u.s. interview as he prepares to meet with president obama on monday. that's their first face-to-face meeting in about a year. nbc's chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell is at the u.n. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. vladimir putin will be speaking here at the u.n. for the first time in a decade monday. he appears to be trying to prepare the stage with a brand new charm offensive. after flexing russia's military muscle in ukraine and syria and
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showing off his own guns on horseback and in workouts, vladimir putin is orchestrating a different kind of pr blitz asking to meet with barack obama when they are both at the u.n. next week. the two leaders have had their own cold war starting when russia gave temporary asylum to edward snowden charged with stealing nsa secrets. obama promptly cancelled a scheduled meeting with putin. then, russia backed the militias who grabbed territory in ukraine. obama slapped sanctions on russia and on some putin's close cronies. and now syria. putin caught the white house off guard last week sending more weapons in to prop up his ally president assad, but now putin is praising the u.s. in an interview for "60 minutes" to air sunday >> translator: america has attained such amazing results in developing their country. >> reporter: and putin has even reached out to elton john after the singer and gay rights
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activist had fallen for a prank caller pretending to be putin. the singer has talked about meeting putin since russian thugs beat up gay rights protesters before the sochi olympics last year. >> if i meet him and say, come, let's have a cup of tea, let's talk about this, he may laugh behind my back and when he shuts the door and calls me an absolute idiot but at least i can have a conscience and say i tried. >> reporter: now elton john may get a chance. the real putin did call suggesting they me. so what is putin up to? >> i remain skeptical about putin's long-term objectives and whether they coincide with america's objectives in ukraine or syria, but in the short term his public relations have been brilliant. >> reporter: some things do remain lost in translation. putin's spokesman says that this meeting is all about syria. the white house says it's all about ukraine, a subject the kremlin says just won't be enough time to talk about. matt? >> andrea mitchell at the u.n. this morning, andrea, thank you
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very much. >> let's switch gears and get a check of the wet we are mr. roker. >> we'll check a little bit more on what's greeting the pontiff as far as weather is concerned and the thousands and thousands of people who are coming out to see him. here in new york, again, another gorgeous day, one for the records. we've got beautiful weather, sunny skies, low humidity and temperatures in the low 70s, into the low 60s by the time the pontiff leaves tomorrow morning and then in philadelphia he has cloudy skies by the afternoon on saturday and sunday cloudy skies, a threat of showers in time for that mass. we'll keep an eye on that. weekend planner, wet weather continues with high surf advisories along the mid-atlantic coast and lots of sunshine outwest and the great lakes looking fantastic, and on sunday rip currents stretching from new england all the way into new england with high surf advisories, lots of sunshine and warm as you make your way from the mississippi river valley all the way to the west coast. that's what's good friday morning. i'm meteorologist sheena
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parveen. today you'll notice more clouds around. mostly cloudy. also cooler and breezy, the winds stay up even through the weekend. temperatures today about the mid to upper 70s. then we go into saturday, mostly cloudy for the papal visit. in mid-70s by afternoon. sunday we'll see temperatures around 73 degrees, cool and breezy, but mostly cloudy, rain chances mainly south over the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. of course, now you love it. you know it. you can't live without it. it's sunday night "football night in america." the broncos at ford field taking on the detroit lions, cloudy, mild. it's a dome, don't worry about it. everything's good. broncos/lions sunday night "football night in america."
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7:40 now on a friday morning. we're back with more of the pope's whirlwind tour of the u.s. >> hundreds of thousands have lined the streets here in new york and washington. so far just hoping to get a glimpse, but what has the first trip to america been like for the holy father? maria has a look at that. >> always smiling. >> yeah. >> and also pretty private as most popes are and he wants the trip to be about the people, focusing on those who need the help the most, but what have we managed to learn, some interesting things about what this trip has been like for him personally. pope francis' visit to the united states is unique in many ways. >> translator: and i ask you all, please, to pray for me. >> reporter: he doesn't stay in a hotel. he doesn't go out to dinner. he follows vatican customs.
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>> the pope wherever he goes stays in the vatican's kind of diplomatic residences where they exist. >> reporter: in new york his residence is on manhattan's upper east side, a multi-million dollar townhouse donated to the catholic church years ago which became its diplomatic mission. when pope benedict was in new york in 2008, he went out to dinner. not this pope. he'll eat every meal at vatican residence and though the details of his menu have not been displeased the papal nuncio in new york revealed the recommendations. >> the archbishop said that his doctors only wants him to eat fish and white rice and maybe a chicken breast. >> reporter: he did have one particular request. >> asked for nothing but still water and bananas in his room. >> reporter: and trip organizers say there were plenty of offers to make the pope's stay more enjoyable. >> the phone was ringing off the hook for people at the archdiocese who wanted to do something for the pope. one man called me and said i would hike to order a mattress for the pope and send it to hi. i said, well, i'm sorry.
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he doesn't need a mattress but thank you. >> reporter: it was a legitimate concern. his schedule has been challenging. pope francis is 78 years old on a transatlantic trip and his days have been long. sources say he gets up each morning by 6:00 a.m. to pray in the residence chapels, just like he does in rome. and then he's out greeting the faithful on the streets gathered to see him. he starts each day greeting children and ends each day the same way. some of the greatest challenges on this trip have been managing the requests to meet the pope. >> for every one person who got a ticket to the event, there were ten people behind them we had to turn away. >> your holiness, welcome. >> reporter: and it was a meeting with speaker john bain their said so much about the pope, the speaker admittedly nervous explained his tie choice for the day. pope responded is green is the color of hope. as a world leader shaking hands with dignitaries is part of the job. but for this pope it's the
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everyday people, those struggling, that he seeks out. >> his entire itinerary for every day always includes meeting the less fortunate, and that's just part of who he is. he has to get to those people. he's not about rubbing elbows with v.i.p.s. >> reporter: and on the pope's schedule today along with the events at the u.n. and the 9/11 memorial, he's also made a point to fit in a visit with schoolkids in east harlem, and what he may be looking forward to the most, greeting the people in new york in central park. that's a hot ticket. >> we understand there are already people lining up in central park, and that procession doesn't start until about 5:00 this afternoon. >> i was walking in to in, walking in, really early. where's the pope coming, is he coming now? how do we get into central park. there's so much excitement here, so incredible. >> so much excitement about a glimpse of the popemobile. i was walking out of the church last night and passed a whole crowd of people just seeing them
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drive by and full of light and energy and enthusiasm and excitement. >> can i say something also, and i mean this from the bottom of my heart. it's been such a joy to have you here as part of our coverage of this papal visit. >> thank you, matt. >> you added so much. >> is he being a serious? >> he is. >> i've enjoyed it. >> my favorite moment, you in the fiat, we'll frame that for you. >> thank you. >> up next, carson explores the unusual world of pope memorabilia. that's coming along with the pope. before earning enough cash back from bank of america to take their act to the next level... before earning 1% cash back everywhere, every time... 2% back at the grocery store... and 3% back on gas... vince of the flying branzinos got a bankamericard cash rewards credit card, because he may earn his living jumping through hoops, but he'd rather not earn cash back that way.
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did that say i skipped the pope to meet matt lauer. to quote julia roberts, big mistake, big mistake >> you met the pope. >> six degrees of separation. >> back now with a different side of the pope's visit to america. carson, bail us out. >> guys, the pope received a warm welcome in the city and perhaps the most new york of them all is this. that's right. the pope pizza. look at that. the robe there, mate out of ricotta cheese and bleaker street pizza put together that, anchovies helping out and that's not the weirdest thing to surface in new york city. i present the pope dog. not just one guys, a whole thing. #popedogs plural is thriving on instagram. here's the city you don't have to go far to find some gear. they have the pope stuff everywhere. the bobblehead over here and all these goodies, key chains, buttons, t-shirts, even a pope um blacks one of the coolest things i'm seeing this morning.
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instead of the "the new york post" today it's "the new york pope." did you notice that? >> i didn't even notice that. >> trending, that's why we have the original room. people are asking people to share pictures of their families, the pope's message, not lost on why the pope is here, sending the importance of family. asking you to do that. please, they have been coming in. it's incredible how many we're getting. i just put mine up there and used the #myfamilynbc. keep them coming and great to see all the families. >> i like that. pope pizza is good, too, but family pictures is good. >> but does it taste good, is the question? >> are you slangry? what you're not getting enough of that makes you miserable. >> and kenny rogers will be her
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good morningment i'm vai sikahema. we're a few minutes before 8:00 a.m. pope francis arrives in philadelphia tomorrow. security preparations are well under way. sky force 10 got a shot of these workers putting up concrete barricades along the city streets about an hour ago. let's get a check on traffic from jessica boyington. she has a look at what you may expect. >> that's the perfect intro. we do have what is called a traffic box. we have this color coordinated map here for you. all of these areas in the red, there's one behind me here, that's a fenced in area with tickets required to enter. there is a purple area in the center of this city with no tickets and no access allowed in there. with the yellow no cars allowed to be in this vicinity.
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green, cars allowed so for example if you live around this green part of the box and you have a car you can drive around in the area. good luck it's going to be a lot of traffic. wups you leave you cannot have access back in so. there will be very limited parking outside of the green area as well and this goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. >> let's get a check on our forecast. >> we're looking at a comfortable morning. temperatures have been steady. clouds around mid-60s in philadelphia and wilmington. 60 allentown, and pottstown. coming in the low 60s. this afternoon more clouds, it will be breezy. temperatures from 75 to 78 degrees and into the weekend the papal visit looks pretty good. mostly cloudy, mid 70s, next week in the 80s. >> thank you. another update in 25 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today," and coming up, the pope in the big apple. pope francis takes manhattan as thousands spill into the streets to greet him. we're live as he gets set for the busiest day of his american tour. then, fresh off his emmy win, jon hamm takes on a very different role. we'll tell you what's next for the "mad men" star. ♪ you've got to know when to hold them ♪ plus, we're not taking any gambles with these two entertainment icons. the gambler himself country music legend kenny rogers is here with a big new announcement. and, yes, we're talking to him, two-time oscar winner robert de niro stops by studio 1a, today,
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friday, september 25th, 2015. ♪ ♪ no, no, hone, i'm good ♪ i could have another but i probably shouldn't ♪ >> i'm back in new york to see my main man, matt. >> celebrating our five-year anniversary. love you, kids. >> celebrating 34 years of marriage at the "today" show. >> happy 7th birthday, jake! >> colorado birthday girls take new york! [ cheers and applause ] >> welcome back today on a friday morning, the 25th of september, 2015. we've got an enormous friday morning crowd. a lot of these people may in town to see the pope. other reasons, got a big event in central park this weekend. anyway, we're happy they have joined us. it's a beautiful day. >> beautiful day. weather couldn't be more perfect for the pontiff's visit.
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he's getting set to for his bust day in the u.s. he addresses the general assembly and then travels to grooro and will lead a service inside the national memorial and museum. >> and a quick stop at a catholic school up in east harlem and no visit to new york would be complete without a visit to central park. he'll drive by some 80,000 people who entered a lottery to view the procession. >> and finally mass at madison square garden tonight which sure is to be another iconic moment in the history of the world's most famous arriba and nbc's stephanie gosk is about a mile to our north where the pope's day will begin. steph, good morning. >> reporter: moments ago we saw a couple hundred police officers take off to fill the streets as motorcade behind me gets ready to leave. we expect it to leave in the next five or ten minutes. now, unlike washington, d.c. where outside the residence the
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pope greeted the public, he shook hands, that is not the case here in new york. you're seeing a much tighter security around the papal nuncio, a few blocks further south, a couple of avenue blocks, but we are seeing down the streets here and we're told over by central park that people have come out. they are filling the barricades. they are hoping to catch a glimpse of the motorcade as it leaves here and heads to the united nations. back to you. >> all right. stephanie gosk, thank you so much. >> nbc national correspondent peter alexander has followed the pope's journey every step of the way. he's down at united nations where the pope is going to speak a little late they are morning peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning to you. that dramatic moment is quickly approaching. this is going to be quite an historic scene here. this pope, of course, the holy father, the head of 1.2 billion catholics around the globe will literally be speaking on the world stage shortly after 10:00 today. this is going tonight largest, most powerful gathering ever under one roof.
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170 world leaders. you have presidents, prime ministers, kings and queens. a matter of a moments ago i spoke to the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, samantha power, and she told me she's been so impressed always by the inspirational words, prance its and her real desire and hope of what she acknowledges is the challenges, the activation, the implementation of the message that he delivers here today. it's likely aides to the vatican say he'll address similar themes to those we saw before congress, climtd change, the war in syria, the need to accept many of these migrants, these refugees from the crisis there saying that we can't view them as he did yesterday as numbers but as individual persons and as members of families. he should arrive here about 8:30 this morning. the security is unprecedented. this is one city to get around. 220 motorcades as a result of pope's visit here so that all the leaders can be on side when he arrives and delivers those remarks.
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matt, savannah. >> a bit inconvenient but well worth it. peter, thank you very much. >> a poignant moment is expected after his address at the u.n. when the pope takes place in a multi-faith service at the national september 11th memorial and museum. nbc's miguel almaguer is covering that part of story for us. miguel, good morning. >> reporter: hey, guys, good morning. the pope should arrive here around 11:30. we're told he's expected to spend about an hour here. he'll tour the museum as well as reflect here. we're told he'll meet with some victim family members here. that will certainly be a very moving experience for the pope as well as those family members. then, as you mentioned, he'll lead the multi-faith prayer service here. religious leaders coming from all across new york to seat pope here. he'll spend about an hour and a half here, we're told, before moving on later on in the day. guys? >> miguel, thanks so much. >> a lot of other news going on this morning and natalie has that from her news desk. natalie, good morning to you. >> once again, good morning. donald trump and his new favorite target senator marco rubio are both speaking at a
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family values summit in washington, d.c., today. polls show rubio is moving up in the republican field, and that has prompted insults from trump who has called rubio a kid and even mocked him for sweating too much. rubio fired back forcefully on thursday calling trump thin-skinned and not well-informed on the issues. federal crash experts are investigating a deadly collision between an amphibious tour boat and bus. the both swerved across several lanes of traffic and then hit the charter bus. at least four students were killed and 50 others treated at hospitals. the tour boat operator has suspended operation ms. seatle. president obama will meet face-to-face with russian president vladimir putin for the first time in nearly a year. the white house says putin requested that meeting while both leaders attend the u.n. general assembly. relations between the two countries cooled over russia's
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giving asylum to fugitive leader edward snowden as well as moscow's interference in syria and ukraine. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations samantha power is drawing attention to the plight of women prisoners around the world. portraits of 20 women are on display at the u.s. mission directly across the street from the u.n. heads of state will see them as they arrive at general assembly. the pictures are featured on her social media account. a nyu student held in north korea says he's not been able to contact his family but wanted them to know that he is healthy. the 21-year-old supposedly admitted entering north korea illegally back in a.it's not clear if he will be prosecuted or sent home. the home of the san diego padres is one family friendly ballpark.
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while fans were watching the padres beat the san francisco giants last night, a woman gave birth right there inside petco park. it happened near the team store around the fourth inning. at nurse who works at the stadium actually helped deliver the baby boy named levi. he's the first baby born at park which opened back in 2004. so now the naming game. we'll have to find out on that. let's send it back over to matt. >> you'll have a story to tell forever. >> baseball fan for life. >> up next, do you know the 60% rule, how to take the awkwardness out of those eye contact moments during your next conversation. >> and on "pop start" listen to sam smith's theme song for the new james bond movie. >> i'm here with an icon of country music, enough of blake shelton. kenny rogers is here and has some big news for his fans.
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all right. we're back now at 8:12. who is ready to trend or should i say who is ready to make creepy eye contact? >> ew. >> ever had anybody do that, having a conversation and you're told to make eye contact but there's too much eye contact. ever have somebody stare at you? >> you're in a conversation and you're making eye contact and all of a sudden you feel like they are staring at you. >> i don't know what's worse, someone who stares at you or doesn't look at you. >> we have an expert who calls the 60% rule. he recommends keeping eye contact for 60% of the conversation.
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he points out you should not be timing it. >> how do you know? >> counting. >> use a ballpark quiguide whics pretty good. >> 60%, a little over half the time. >> i know, you're impressed by my math skills. >> she's amazing. >> that's like almost 40% of time to go. >> my point is like you are supposed to make a ton of eye contact. >> looking away. >> look away on purpose a little bit. >> let's move on. >> you know the pope, we're supposed to be feeling charitable and kind. >> 80% is almost 100%. >> we've all heard -- >> no, i got stuck. >> we all know the term hangry you're so hungry you're angry. researchers have a new term and call it slangry, when you're so sleepy that you're angry.
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scientists say it is because a lack of sleep reduces our ability to process emotions and keep them in check and thus we are slangry. >> we're slangry about 60% of the time. >> that's almost half. >> here is the catch of the day. you're going to love this. this is such great video of a father shooting video of his daughter as they fish together. now, that is avery. look what she's holding. it's a barbie fishing pole, a flimsy little rod, sorry, barbie, but don't laugh. check out what she catches. no, come on >> you got it, i can't. >> oh, my gosh, oh, my gosh. >> you're okay. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh. oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh! >> avery. >> yes! >> that's crazy. >> wow. >> she used ken as bait. >> a five-pound bass. >> 20 inches long. >> i don't even know what it means. >> that's good, al.
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>> urge people to go online. >> we edited way down. >> it's really cute. >> the girl is adorable, she really is. >> and a five-pound fish is half of a ten-pound fish. >> you're making it worse. >> i know. >> we finally get to hear sam smith's theme song for james bond and but first "pop start. ". >> the sam smith debuted the theme song for the new theme song called "spechre" called "writing on the wall." ♪ take take a listen. ♪ >> wow. get a real glimpse of sam smith when he can flex that upper range of his voice, sounds like an elegant song. >> he wrote that song in like 25 minutes. just came to him. >> just you wait. >> you said down with him. you did? >> i did. >> i have that in "pop start."
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>> the a year ago people were just discovering who you are and now you're writing the music to the james bond theme song. that's incredible. >> yeah. it's -- even saying it now it fills -- it feels very weird to me to be able to do it. it's been a dream of mine for a long, long time. i just wanted to write love songs, classics, timeless. >> that's the 24th james bond theme song. "writing is on the wall" is on sale on itunes now. selena gomez, about to release her highly anticipated album "revival" just as her ex is finding success with his new music saying there's no blood between us. while the "new york times" was saying i was stupid fork here and this is what i always saw in him that justin could succeed. i'm like, duh. here's what selena's bff says about her, the coolest part of watching her grow up is take the creative reins and start to steer the ship. the new album is out on october
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9th and jon hamm fresh off his big emmy win and guess what, guys. jon is returning to television to play a mysterious character with devastating charm. any idea which show? >> sounds like "mad men" all over again. >> you've got it. "spongebob squarepants. >> no. >> jon is going to play don grouper, an executive who helps mr. crabbs. that episode will air next year. >> crabbs is launching a line of frozen food and wants jon hamm to help him advertise it. >> sounds good. now a check of the weather with mr. roker. >> let's show you what's going on. >> and we'll show you what we've got. a lot of wet weather along the southeastern coast and watching showers make their way into the pacific north west, few light scattered showers through northern new england. for today we do have that wet weather, rip currents and high surf advisories all the way down
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to florida. wet weather in the pacific northwest and this sunday night a total lunar eclipse. when the earth is between the sun and the moon and so right around 10:00 sunday night, 10:47 to be exact, it will be a total lunar eclipse. by the way, it's safe to look at. anyway the earth's shadow is cast across the surface of the moon. unfortunately, sunday evening much of it, the eastern half of the country, will be covered by clouds, so the west gets a better view than the east does. that's what's going on around i'm sheen in a parveen. for today you will notice more clouds around, also cooler and breezy, temperatures today about the mid to upper 70s. then we go into saturday, mostly cloudy for the papal visit, temperatures in the mid 70s by
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the afternoon. sunday we will see temperatures around 73 degrees, cool and breezy, but mostly cloudy. rain chances will mainly be south over the weekend v a great day. have a great day. weather. guys? . have a ght, al. great day. to our special series with the nfl "together we make football." inspiring stories about how the game impacts people on and off the field and willie's got that one for us. good morning. >> good morning, guys. at 6'3" and 320 pounds manny ramirez of the detroit lions is a giant of the game, and especially so to the kids who look up to him. >> there you go. come on. drive. drive. there we go, there we go, manny. come on. i need ten yards. i need ten yards, yeah, yeah, yeah. you're done, you're done. leave t.leave it. >> reporter: hard work is nothing new to lions guard manny ramirez. he gets his drive from his
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parents. >> my father was a garbage man for the city of houston and a roofer, my mom same thing. actually met on the roof when they were rooking together and she was also a janitor for our middle school in high school as well. i wouldn't even put myself in the top ten as far as like being the best athlete on the field in high school. there was always a lot better guys out there, but i was one of the guys who took advantage of the opportunity that was there for us. if it wasn't for football, i wouldn't be able to go to college because this was no way we could ever afford it. >> reporter: manny worked hard to become the first in his family to attend college. now as one of the growing number of mexican-american players in the nfl, he's encouraging young latinos to think big, like he did. >> real big role models to hispanics as a little kid and coming from where i come from, i take pride that our kids sacrificed for us to be where we're at today and i'm grateful for that, especially now having my own kids. >> part of being here with me doing these types of event, you
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know, i'm able to bring them in and they can understand where we come from and who we are. >> reporter: today manny is giving back and connecting with kids in the detroit neighborhood called mexican town. >> there we go. >> who wants bags? >> you want one, baby? >> thank you. >> there you go. >> i take a lot of pride in being a good role model for the hispanics, especially the youth because there's not many in this position. >> you throw it to me. >> a lot of people look up to and say i would like to be that one day. >> there we go, nice. i love to just be able to see their smile. >> he can relate to them. he can relate to growing up with the bare essentials. [ speaking spanish ] >> we believe that this is part of our heritage and this is part of our culture. >> i'm out. boo. >> being a mexican-american just allows me to be someone that others look up to. >> here, you sit right here next to me. >> i want to be able to set the foundation for them, for them to
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believe it doesn't matter what people say, we do have an opportunity. it all goes back to my parents. i use them as motivation as far as like what they went through and what they sacrificed in order for us to be where we're at today. >> now manny spent the first four years of his career with the lions and signed with denver in 2011 playing in the super bowl while protecting peyton manning, but this past off-season manny decided to return to the team that drafted him and to the city of detroit. remember, you can head to today.com/twmf to share your story. if we feature, it you'll get a chance to win a trip to super bowl 50 in california's bay area. >> so in the upcoming 9:00 hour i want to see you pushing the jeep with natalie and al in the jeep. >> okay, all right. >> make sure it's in neutral, natalie, that's all i ask. >> and take your foot off the brake. >> he's requesting a barbie jeep. >> we should mention, catch the detroit lions take on the denver broncos "sunday night football" right here on nbc. and as you can see, today's
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lifestyle correspondent jenna wolfe has joined us. constantly citing studies and why are there so many and which ones can you believe? jenna has looked into that. >> hey, guys in. you can name it, it's been studied, held, finances, wealth, and just look at headlines and if you need further proof this, year alone, the "today" show has done 243 stories based on published studies. so now without missing a beat here's number 244. >> did you guys hear about that stud? >> reporter: turns out we're a pretty cerebral society. >> a new study. >> a new study. >> a new study. >> more than half of those kids. >> living in high altitudes. >> eat, drink or smoke. >> there's science behind that. >> reporter: and apparently we've stud teed. >> there's a study-for-everything. there's even studies about studies. >> reporter: i'm going to read off the studies done this past year, so nutrition, one on diet. how many -- how many studies were done this year? >> oh, thousands.
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>> reporter: tens of thousands. oh, forget it. in fact, these days just about everything, everyone, everywhere has been analyzed, counted, diced, spliced and yes, studied. >> study smuddy, get out of here. >> studies done on chocolate. >> your lips. >> avocado. >> olives. >> on your toes. >> walnuts. >> on your nose snow name it, there's been a study on it. we're crazy about. who doesn't want a stud? the thing is we may be too eager. one questionable study on the health benefits of chocolate made tons of headlines even though it was just a test to see if reporters would bite. and they did. >> a study out of germany found that chocolate only accelerates weight loss and also aids in sleep quality. >> reporter: so with all these studies how do you really know what'sy will jitd? i hear a study was done on such and such and i just believe it. i think, well, if a study was done. >> don't just believe it, jenna. >> reporter: tell me why. >> because you want to make sure it's a high quality study which is really easy to do, just
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google it and make sure the authors aren't funded, for example, by industry. make sure they have some experience. look for some other studies. >> reporter: so even if it seems like we're in study overload, there really is a method to the madness. >> everyone is using science or a scientific method to trying to get closer to understanding truth. >> get it. studies need to be done about studies. >> we are guilty. >> we did one. >> we are so guilty of this. >> all the time. >> it's called the trending segment. >> that's a world we all talk about it and it's fun, popular topics, trending topics is what it is. >> by the way. >> huge congratulations on it. >> big debut on sirius xm radio. what's the show called? >> jennaly speaking, tarreding it on the "today" show channel, similar to what hoda does and we'll be hitting everything, fitness obviously, nutrition and mommihood and business and lester is my first guest today.
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he started in radio. i don't know what i'm do 826 and this is a live look at a crowd assembled at the united nations building in new york, ready for pope francis's arrival. he is arriving outside now to address the general assembly. he is supposed to talk to them around 8:30. there's a live look at the pontiff speaking with some of the leaders there at the u.n. we know that tomorrow morning he arrives in philadelphia and we know that that has led to a lot of traffic changes. here to break it down for us jessica beeng ton. >> a lot of changes in the center city area and philadelphia but also for people in new jersey. 676 northbound from exit 3 to the ben franklin bridge closed,
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route 30 westbound from airport circle is also closed because the ben franklin bridge is going to be close bid 10:00 p.m. tonight. expects delays on 295 in the meantime. those construction zones are halting. be prepared for limited station stops as well. >> all eyes are on the forecast for this weekend. we're off to a nice start today, sheena. >> a beautiful end of the week. we are looking at more clouds moving into the area. temperatures are comfortable and they will stay that way as we go through the weekend. cloud cover through the philadelphia area but we are still in the mid 60s in philadelphia, 60 allen ton, today 7578 degrees mostly cloudy skies t will be breesy. we go into the weekend it looks good for the papal vis knit philadelphia, mostly cloudy our next chance of rain doesn't come until next week. now let's go back to "today." jonas.
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a new "tonight show" with jimmy fallon and "late night" with seth meyers. >> 8:30 now on this friday morning. good morning, everyone. it's the 5th of september, 2015. beautiful day out in new york city. great day for the pope. got a lot on his schedule this morning and we'll be covering every step of the way and we're happy that everybody has coopera cooperated. >> certainly are and we'll have an oscar winner and robert de niro is here and taking on an interesting role as an intern,
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an alleged intern. >> all beginning to sound a lot like christmas because kenny rogers is out were a new collection of holiday tunes and also here with a big announ announcement you're going to wanted to hear. >> but first, al, you're not al. al had to leave early. >> changed my outfit. >> dylan dreyer here with us. >> and not a bad forecast to give you considering it's going to be pretty nice across the northeast. as we head into the weekend, temperatures more fall-like, in the lower 70s and heavy rain down neither carolinas. we could see as much as seven inches of rain along the coast of north carolina along near cape hatteras and the rough surf, a little dangerous if you're out and about this weekend and on sunday the rain tries to creep a little farther north up into virginia and mid-atlantic. rest of the country looks all right. the highs in the southern plains tapping out in the mid-80s. 70s across new england with some clouds around and keep an eye out for some of the rip currents if you're near the water. looking for scattered showers and storms on sunday throu
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good friday morning. i'm nbc 10 first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. for today you will notice more clouds around, mostly cloudy, also cooler and breezy, the winds will stay up even through the weekend, temperatures today about the mid to upper 70s. we go into saturday, mostly cloudy for the papal visit, temperatures in the mid 70s by the afternoon, sunday we will see temperatures around 73 degrees, cool and breezy, but mostly cloudy, rain chances will mainly be south over the weekend v a great day. >> happy birthday, yolanda. where's yolamda. >> right here. >> happy birthday. >> 50th anniversary, folks from seattle, well representing the country today. guys, back inside. >> dylan, thanks very much. want to talk about a man on a mission. >> yeah. he wants to give certain foods, get you to throw them away by the ton. boy, i really screwed that one up. he wants you to take certain foods that are thrown away by
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the ton and wants you to give them a second chance. here's nbc's gadi schwartz. >> reporter: at the local's farmer's market jordan is the prince of produce. >> here we go, this is awesome. >> reporter: his cause pushing fruits and veggies that are a little too big, too small or too ugly for the average consumer. >> strawberry that looks like a thumb or a carrot that looks like they are dancing. >> reporter: perfectly taste toe eat and giving them an instagram account ugly fruits and veg and suggests everyone give them a chance before they aretorsed away. his online petition what the fork asks grocery stores to avoid vegetable vanity and sell the uglies, too. >> resonates people. we shouldn't be throwing away good produce. >> reporter: 40% of all food produced in the u.s. including fruits and veggies gets thrown away annually, waste eke lent to $165 billion grocery bill or
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about $1,500 of waste per household. >> there was some discolorration. >> reporter: farmers like tom nunez feel the pain of perfection. what would you say if there's big retailers that would actually sell something like this? >> we'll sell more produce, our yields would go up and it would reduce our costs sao farmers aren't quick to cost anything so nunez processes the uglies for bagged salad or uses them to keep the soil healthy but some waste ends up in places like this, the salinas transfer station where they watch 60200 tons of organic waste get dumped every day. you're looking at expiration date and the that's two weeks out. >> pretty typical. we do receive a lot of produce that is still good. >> all kinds of stuff, look at that, they taste great. >> reporter: great for consumer betsy graham who is buying these agricultural orphans from imperfect produce, a company in the bay area that delivers the uglies to your door for a deep
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discount. you guys are getting some of this stuff for pennies on a dollar. >> yeah. we get it for half off and pass that on to the customers. >> reporter: imperfect produce that could put perfectly good money back in your pocket. >> just got a big nose. >> reporter: for "today," gadi schwartz, nbc news. >> good news. >> i'm not going to speak about anything. >> good response. coming up, robert de niro on becoming the intern, the pope's visit in new york and also a guy we haven't heard his name in a while, bernie madoff, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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it's always a great morning when to you-time oscar winner oscar de niro stops by our studio. in the new movie "intern" he plays a 70-year-old who decides retirement is not for him so he takes an intermship at a hip
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fashion company and at first his boss played by anne hathaway is a little resistant. take a look. >> don't feel like you have to dress up. we're super cas here. >> i'm comfortable in a suit, if it's okay. >> no, it's fine. old school. >> exactly. at least i'll stand out. >> i don't think i need you to do that. >> true. >> well, i think we did it in less than two minutes. i'll wait to hear from you. >> okay. >> robert, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning, good to see you. >> a lot of the reviews i'm reading, the chemistry, they love the chemistry between you and anne hathaway but in the move to doesn't start out that way. she's not all that thrilled, has this hip company and doesn't really want a 70-year-old intern. >> no, and she's -- i'm maybe a little too inquisitive or a little too aware of, you know, she might feel uncomfortable of me being around. i don't want to give it away but there's a point where she sort of gets me out of picture and i
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come back into the whole thing. >> there are a lot of laughs in the movie. i'll talk about one of those moments in a second but there are also really interesting themes like not discarding people who are a little older because they have this incredible wealth of experience and intelligence and also it takes on gender roles in the office and at home. is that why you like doing a movie like this. >> well, i like doing a movie. for all those reasons, and i -- and the main one is nancy meyers, the script. she sent it to me, and offered it to me, and i knew if she had offered it to me, she had done a lot of thinking about it before she made that decision. she's a real stickler for detail and that's important to me. >> the moment that makes people laugh and there's one in particular -- you send an email, you don't know an e-mail and you accidentally sent an e-mail that you should not have sent. have you ever had that experience in real life where
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you get the hot flash? >> i can imagine what that would feel. i've never done, that knock on wood. >> are you a technology guy in real life? >> no. i can send e-mails and stuff like that, text. >> were you a flip phone guy for a while, weren't you? >> still am. >> you still have a flip phone. >> yeah. >> do you have anything other than a flip phone? >> iphone, ipad. >> so you've moved on a little bit? >> yeah. there's just simple -- simpler in a way to do -- in some ways. that's why i like the flip phone. >> the other thing i like about this, robert, is it makes you think that no matter how far along we are you're never too old to stop learning. if you could have an intermship at any kind of company what would you choose. >> i was thinking maybe something to do with space and ast astrophysics, whatever, so i could learn and ask questions and something i'm genuinely
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interested in. i sort of do that when i'm working on a part, you know. i spend time with people who are the person i'm playing or one of those groups of people so -- and that's -- in that sense i realize that i do that. >> you helped me segue well, you're wearing a hat not just because you like wearing a half. you're taking on the role of bernie madoff. do you want to show me. >> so they have given you that little center shave there, so you more closely resemble him. what are your thoughts on him, and why did you want to take him on? >>i wasn't sure at first because i was so busy and so on but barry levenson, finally we were producing it, and i said, okay, i'll commit to doing it. they wrote a very good script, he and some writers including barry sung sam and it's a very
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big tragedy for everyone involved, family, the sons, and all the victims, to said least, the most tragic at all. >> it was a story that captured headlines not only in this country but around the world. i would never dare to give you acting advice, but if you need advice on losing your hair i'm game for that. >> i see that. you want to invest some money with me? >> yeah, sure. >> bernie, yes. robert de niro, always food to have you here. what a pleasure. >> thanks. >> and "the intern" opens nationwide today. up next another legend kenny rogers downstairs with some big news to share, but, first, on a friday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ >> just singing. back now at 8:44 with the
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gambler himself kenny rogers. brand new album today, number 16. >> unbelievable. >> if you're counting, it's called "once again it's christmas." kenny, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> a couple of super fans. >> i'm going to give you a chance to sing "the gambler" with me. we'll see how good we are. >> i don't know if i can handle the excitement. >> that song not literally written about gambling? >> no, don schlitz was a business manager and he was walking down the street and came up with you've got to know when to hold them and started writing more about the philosophy of life. >> a get metaphor, for sure. >> yeah. >> you have a christmas album coming out. >> i do. >> your second one. however it had been 17 years. >> i didn't realize that and the record company thought that's a good cycle, every 17 years come out with a new christmas album and did i that. you do those in july, and everybody else deck rates their studio and i really let the music kind of put me there, but
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it's a great album. >> did you pick the christmas songs on it? >> myself and my producers did, and alison kraus did one and jennifer neville did one with me and a group called winfield locket and then i had the time jumpers which is a group from nashville. >> mm-hmm. >> and vince gil is the guitar player and my son jordan is in a choir at school, and i was talking to her choir director and i was thinking about reaching out to pentatonix for this a capella and i was told there's a really good group named home free so soy googled that. >> elementary school. >> you have a big announcement. i should give you the floor and let you tell it. >> well, you know, it's happily
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sad or sadly happy. i'm going to do a big worldwide tour and it's going to be my last. >> oh. >> i'm going to say good-bye at that point, and it's -- i've done this long enough, you know. and i wrote in my story, in my book, that sometimes there's a fine line between being driven and being selfish, and i think i cross that had line when i was younger. >> right. >> and i -- i really want to be there with my kids and my wife. they are very important to me, and i don't see enough of them, you know. >> yeah. >> and that was kind of my goal, and i have some things on my bucket list. >> like what. what do you want to do after you're done touring? >> i took them to africa on a safari. >> did you that. you checked that off the list. >> yeah. >> i want to take them to alaska for the salmon run. i have certain things that i've done in my life that were great fun for me that i think that they will en. and i wanted them to return that i'm with them, you know. >> wow, that's great. >> that's amazing.
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you spent so many years on the road. do you think you'll miss it? like you said, it's a little bittersweet. >> i'm sure i will miss it, but, you know, i swore that i would do this until i embarrassed myself, and i'm getting to where i don't walk around well, and so i've found some new humor. i guess that's a good thing. my mobility is really driving me crazy. >> getting around. >> i heard something in my ear from our producer, us asking or just hoping that your final stop of your farewell tour will be here at "today" show. we're hoping that you're going to do that. >> i'm going to do that. >> that's amazing. >> here in new york. >> on the "today" show. >> i'll do it right here, i don't know about -- they will move me to 12 different locations. i'll do it on the "today" show. >> outside, because i don't think this studio can handle the crowds that we know will turn out for you. ♪ you've got to know when to hold them ♪ ♪ know when to fold them ♪ know when to talk away, know when to run ♪
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♪ you never count your money when you're sitting at table ♪ ♪ there'll be time enough for counting when the deal's done ♪ >> what a great song, kenny. >> you have the lyrics somewhere. >> oh, no, we didn't. >> in honor of 120 million albums sold, 76 records, including the compilation, incredible accomplishment, truly an icon in country music and music in gentleman, and you're a fantastic gentleman. congratulations. >> can i say to you, and i will be back. my last show will be here. >> kenny, i'm crying already. >> i don't want you to cry. >> we love you. >> might have to get dolly into surprising you. >> i'm doing dollywood three days from now, her 30th anniversa anniversary. >> i can get out of the way and can you do "islands in the stream." >> the i'll have to practice. >> congrats on the album. can't wait to see you as you say fare well. >> and he'll be back in our next hour. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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time to get some birthday wishes from mr. willard, scott. hey, willard, good morning. >> new york, new york, a wonderful town. everyone has fun up there. it will get prettier and prettier as the month rolls by. selma mccullough in south
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springs, texas and everybody who knows her she's the sweetest woman in the world. thelma murphy is 1 years old, loss of jazz, dixieland and jazz, everybody does. arthur prisco of providence, rhode island. pretty state and pretty town. 100 years old today and loves golf. that's his sport. he's a good scout in more way than one. ernie holler from charlesroi, pennsylvania, 100 years, member of the boy scouts for years, love it. all right, gang. have some fun and think of me. i would like to come up and have dinner. great restaurants. >> will yard, thank you. >> thank you so much. a big moment for pope francis. he has already arrived at united nations this morning. he's expected to address the general assembly a bit later on, and as we said it's going to be a momentous day. a lot of highs and poignant moments as well as he's expected to lead an interfaith service at 9/11 memorial and museum,
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ground zero. >> can't wait to see him go through central park with all those people just trying to get that little glimpse of him here in new york and then mass at madison square garden. it's going to be extraordinary as well. >> there's a certain electricity in the air right now. >> for sure. >> and people are really excited. new yorkers don't get fazed by too much. there's a couple of people. >> what a great picture. >> i know. it's incredible >> those are definitely to be framed. >> wow, a special moment. >> you spend hours thinking about what you might say to him. >> what dub say? >> i just said holy father, welcome to new york. >> right. >> that's what you say. >> what did you say? >> i said it's an honor to meet you. >> it was great. very nice. >> how will his speech at the u.n. differ from what we said yesterday? >> greg burke morning said it will be very similar, hit the same tones of living in a common home and yet he probably will talk a lot about climate change, no question about it. that's a topic that's of great interest in the room and the
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refugee and crisis, things like that. >> he talked a lot about the responsibilities of public service and here he'll have 170-plus world leaders before him.
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k i'm chris cato. 8:56 on your friday. everyone wants to know how the pope weekend forecast is shaping up. let's check in with sheena parveen. >> it is shaping up to be pretty nice. it will be cool i don't remember and breezy and you will notice more clouds around.
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live look out at center city, pretty nice conditions, 67 degrees in philadelphia, 62 allentown, reading and pottstown about the mid 60s through much of south jersey and delaware, around 70 along the shore this. afternoon mostly cloudy, cooler, breezy, 75 to 78 degrees and those winds will stay with us into the weekend both saturday and sunday, mostly cloudy, highs in the mid 70s for the papal visit. >> and with pope francis set to arrive in philadelphia in about 24 hours security preparations are well underway. sky force 10 got this shot of workers putting up barricades along city streets. in five minutes mayor michael nut sr heading to center city. there is a lot to be aware of traffic wise. jessica boyington breaks it down for snus a lot to look forward to later on tonight. starting at 10:00 p.m. we have a lot of highway closures. westbound side 95 to route 1.
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express will be closed in its entirety east and%wywestbound, route 1 and the ben franklin bridge will be closed, no access to jersey or fill only that bridge, just open to pedestrians. 95 will be open. there will be emergency exitsk0 blocked from cal low mill, washington avenue and broad street. as for those traffic boxes starting at 6:00 p.m. in center city, 10:00 p.m. in west philly i just tweeted out a live map of that. you can check it out at jessie boyington. >> we will be back with another update in 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," the gambler, kenny roger and the announcement that has him folding for good and sam smith unveils the hat new james bond theme song and ho, ho, ho, 90 days to christmas. all the kids toys want. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales and willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this beautiful friday morning in new york city. it is september 25th, kristen, our beloved producer. >> her last day with us.
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>> don't start crying, kristen. >> she's heading back to her hometown outside cleveland. one of our very favorites. we might talk about her a little bit. i'm willie along with natalie and tamron. al has the day off. our producers chose this song for us, "empire state of mind" with the pope here. what a fantastic night at st. patrick's cathedral and nbc's raheema ellis is at the papal nuncio up on the upper east side. >> reporter: pope francis left here a short while ago to begin the start of a first full day here in new york city all part of a 39-hour wirl whind visit to the city. as you mentioned he headed down to the united nations, down there. he was greeted by the president of the u.n. and his wife, and there the pope will really address the world. he is going to speak before the general assembly addressing 150 leader this. all comes after you mentioned he
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arrives in new york city on thursday to a hero's welcome, if you will, and at famous world known st. patrick's cathedral. he had a rock star welcome where he held prayers and vespers for thousands or several hundred clergy members, and he blessed people there and asked for their blessings as well. when he finish there had, it was a very tired pope who came here to the papal nuncio and spent a quiet night because this area is blocked off to make certain that he could rest peacefully. willie, back to you. >> all right, thank you so much. extraordinary security measures and i think everybody is glad for that. what a day, general assembly, school in east harlem, a parade through tral park and then end with a mass at world's most famous arena, madison square garden. >> and then on to philadelphia. >> right. >> a huge event. >> he's a 78-year-old man and has such energy. he's brought such energy to the city as well, and i think everybody, you know, who has had
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a chance to glimpse him. matt and savannah were lucky to be there last night and to shake his hand at st. patrick's cathedral. >> oh, wow. that's a great moment. >> most people won't get that moment. even watching on tv, even just watching on television. >> yeah. >> you just could see the energy. social media just completely dominated with people being moved by everything that he said, watching the prayers yesterday, the vesper, most not even having attended a service of that kind. >> right. >> but glued to everything that he said, but, again, going on to he leaves here, on to philadelphia for that family event at the end of the evening and that extraordinary city. i don't know how he does it. he's the pope. a special man. >> a great family man. my kids were watching it with us this morning what's the big deal and who is this guy and gave us a chance to sit and explain who he is. >> talk about religion. >> and when he represents and then we were watching as helicopters took off from jfk and they thought he might fly past our building so they ran over to the window and they are looking for pope.
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unfortunately, he didn't pass where we live. did i see him in the crowd at jfk though. >> yeah. >> he got a big smile on his face and they pulled out and someone was handing him one of these. >> the pope doll. >> he loved t.obviously all kinds of souvenirs, the pope doll. >> people have gotten createive. >> a napkin. >> right. >> i don't know -- i would never use that. >> frame that, don't use it. >> i'm going out to central park today to see him, so i'm going to hold this up. >> there you go. >> just in hopes of catching his attention. do you know this man? holy father, do you know this man. >> the umbrella, the bobblehead, i'm not sure how i feel about the bobblehead. >> i like that. it actually bears a better resemblance than the -- than the doll. >> who wore it best. >> look at that. pretty incredible artwork. >> he does have a sense of humor about all of that. laughing and smiling when he sees these things. the pope did say he misses eating pizza, so new york city pizzerias are trying to lure him in. bleaker street made a pizza with the robe made out of ricotta
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cheese. >> how cool is that. >> and anchovies make the staff. >> isn't that incredible. >> once you get into fancy designs, feel bad cutting him up. >> i'm not an anchovy person but i might try that. >> instagram users have been uploading their photos of their dogs dressed as the pope using the #popedog. there's a pope dog right there. >> listen. >> oh, okay. >> okay. >> a cute puppy. >> that's a very cute popey. >> not sure how the dog feels about that. >> gets three meals. that's cute. >> i'll make a total turn from the pope dog costumes to upcoming halloween costumes. >> oh. >> already 36 days and counting until halloween so a lot of you thinking about what am i going to be this year? what kind of costumes are out there? what's going to be hot this year? well, now there's a whole new category, the sexy halloween costumes. >> that's not new.
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>> it's been around a highly. >> gaining in pop late, you're seeing a lot more of this. for example, the donald trump take is the donna t. rump shaker and the sexy trump, i guess you could say, i don't know. is that the black and blue or the gold and white dress? >> remember. >> i forgot about that. >> the controversially over the dress that. seems so long ago, right. the sexy goldfish outfit. >> come on. >> kind of ridiculous. >> now you know you really have gone nuts when you're seeing this sexy taco costume. i don't even really know where to go with that. >> no comment on that, your honor. >> i am so sorry, father. >> this is the trump wig. >> the bobblehead. >> that's not the trump wig. >> this does not do justice to donald's luxurious hair. >> it has to go that way.
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>> the comb-over -- that's not donald at all. disrespectful to his lovely head of hair. >> tell what is you plan to be though if you have a costume already. >> if you have a sexy costume, love to see it though keep it clean at #today'stake. >> when you're a kid and then you reach like age 18 and everyone is out in their underwear, everyone is sexy something. >> the first year i went to new york i went to the famous new york city halloween parade. there's a huge parade and then i had been living in chicago in the midwest for ten years and the great state of texas all my life and then i went to that. >> that will open your eyes. >> it was the most stunning. >> very elaborate costumes, some of the best you'll ever see. >> bikini bottom, it's like, yeah, it's a fun time. >> it's a great parade. >> but let me tell you, eye-opening experience there. you know something else that's eye-own, caught our eye, sleep desk. apparently this may have something to do with an episode of "seinfeld," famous episode
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when george has a sleeping nook under his desk at work. >> and now. >> there it is. >> we all need, that right? >> okay. >> now someone has made a desk that allows you to do apparently just that, so here we go. it looks like a regular desk. >> right. >> but the lower compartment transforms into a fully functional bed. >> i like that. >> considered by an architecture firm in greece. apparently it's just a prototype which i'm interested why you like that because i would rather sleep at home. if you're sleeping on the floor at work, that means we've been here -- >> crashing something or if you're here long extended hours as many of us are. >> get a little couch in your office. >> trust me, when we leave here to go to ms, i get the long day part of it, but i don't want to encourage it.
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>> we would love for to you sleep right here. >> all right. as we mentioned, al had to leave a little early today so let's get a check of the weather with miss dylan. >> hey, good morning, guys. we're growing corn in the studio. there's hay on the floor. i think you guys got something special up, all related to fall in a little bit. area of low pressure down across the southeast and heavy rain has been moving on shore through parts of north carolina, that is going to be the case, unfortunately, all weekend long. moisture is streaming in and also an area of high pressure banked in from the north. you have a wind pushing the moisture and the water from the ocean onshore. that's going to create some dangerous rip currents and we're also looking at gusty winds, perhaps as high at 45 mean, i so it's anything but a beach day anywhere from the carolinians up to the mid-atlantic and even the dangerous rip currents across good friday morning.
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i'm sheena parveen. for today you will notice more clouds around, mostly cloudy, also cooler and breeze yeerks the winds will stay up even through the weekend, temperatures today about the mid to upper 70s. into saturday mostly cloudy for the papal visit, temperatures in the mid 70s by the afternoon, sunday we will see temperatures around 73 degrees, cool and breezy, but mostly cloudy, rain chances will mainly be south over the weekend v a great day. day. >> and that's your latest forecast. guys. . have a great day. you in a little bit. >> tamron, another night and another big event for you. >> a big event for women, luncheon for women go, red, of course. we know the great movement to educated women about heart disease. one in three women lose their life to heart disease. the american heart association brought women writers from all over the platform of media that reaches out to women, latinas, "health "with the magazine and well women awareness, that means
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be gone from home, and i miss them, and i'm so afraid -- i want them to be able to say i did this with my dad. i did that, not just that i did this, yeah, but they did it with me. i just took them on a trip to africa for an african safariy. >> oh, how nice. >> and they have the most fun. that was on my bucket list. that was one of the things i've really enjoyed in my life and the other thing i want to do with them is take them to alaska on the salmon run. >> yeah. >> that's very special. >> can we call it kenny a break or is it really retirement in. >> i'm going to hang it up. i've done it long enough, and i thought i would kind of go out with a flurry and have a really good time, make it a world tour. >> yeah. >> people -- and it sounds egotistical but people have really supported me my whole career, and i feel i owe them a chance to say good-bye for once. >> you're going to go, a big flurry, going out with a flurry, big world tour but you also have
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a new christmas album coming out. this is your sixth christmas album "once again it's christmas." >> first in 17 years. >> the record company says they think that's a good cycle, every 17 years. >> keep coming back with another one. great duets on this album. >> with some very talented people. i got a chance to work with alison kraus who i think is wonderful. >> nice. >> and did a song with jennifer nettles called "baby, it's cold outside" and there's a new group you may or may not have heard of called home free. they are an a capella group. >> yeah, that's them. >> and i found them, my son jordan, justin takes choir at school and his choir director said you should look these guys up, and the i went home and googled them. i'm very technical. >> kenny rogers son and choir, step back. >> they love to sing, and -- i try to stay out of it. >> yeah.
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>> but they come out on stage and sing with me when they are out with me, and justin -- jordan loves to play drums. >> yeah. >> and he's really pretty good we we have jordan playing drums and justin is out front break dancing. the two whitest kids. >> come on. >> taking dance lessons. they are taking dance lessons. >> you can't heckle your children on national tv. >> call them out. >> they are very special in some ways. >> do you have a favorite of your own that you love? i mean, we have our favorite. >> i think "laid" comes close. >> that's my favorite. >> i love it. >> can you tell them, this huge tour and you're going home to crockett to perform, crockett, texas, for people who don't know. >> i promised them i would come for a concert down there. it's going to be fun. mom and dad are buried there and
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it will give me a chance to go by there. i remember the first time i went to see them, went to their graves and i forgot where their grave sites were and i must have walked around for an hour and a half looking for their grave sites and i finally said, dad, mom, i spent more time looking for you than if i spent if i had found you, and they came and took me -- they were over the hill. >> what's the song when you're on stage and the opening bars come on, the crowd instantly goes crazy. >> "islands in the stream." >> which we so happen to have it cued up because it's our go-to croak. >> i hope you get karaoke royalties because this is sung a thousand times a night. >> do you guys sing this. >> with your help. >> no, i'm going to listen. ♪ we rely on each other ♪ from another to another ♪
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>> we have the lyrics. >> you need a comedy show, you're so good. >> we'll retire from music, too. how's that? >> you guys want to go on the tour. >> kenny, we love you so much. >> thank you. >> please come back and entertain us any time you want. >> i'm going to do my final show here. >> yes, you are. >> you certainly are. >> congrats on the christmas album as well. >> and good luck with the boys and the break dancing. >> the album "once again it's we thought we'd be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines racing towards us. we didn't need a loan. we needed short-term funding. fast. our amex helped us fill the orders. just like that. you can't predict it, but you can be ready. another step on the journey. will you be ready when growth presents itself. realize your buying power at open.com. hurry in!
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other half saying he's running for president. he says i sometimes think in clubs and think, wow, i have five years before i run for office and i've got a lot of research to dork growing up to do. keep in mind he says he's while in clubs and he hates politics and caressed about the truth and human beings and quote, i just want everyone to win. if he did win, that would make kim k. our first lady. >> mm-hmm. >> okay. >> yeah. >> you know what else he says, he loves ben carson, ben carson is brilliant. i've been trying to get in touch with him. >> i think it's amazing that he's -- that he says i'm sitting in the club and i'm thinking. i've got to get out of this place. can you keep that daquiri. i've got things to do. okay. anyone can play former cbs anchor dan rather, who would you pick? well, it's already been done. robert redford, of course. >> how about that in the new film "truth" redford plays the
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iconic anchor 2005 in the tumultuous point in his career after he reported on "60 minutes" that president george w. bush dodge the the draft for the vietnam war and it's produced by marry mapes and cate blanchett plays marry. >> go, go, go. >> tonight, we have new information on the president and his military service. >> here's to a great story. >> hey, mary. these blogs are saying that the memo can be recreated in microsoft word. >> several experts have raised serious questions. >> they are going to start an investigation. >> this is bad. >> they do not get to do this! they do not get to smack us just for asking a question. >>y in want to talk to your source. >> now it's bad. >> according to yahoo! dan rather actually approved of redford playing him and mapes and rather met with the actors. the movie opens october 16. >> and take a listen to the sound of sam smith.
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when everybody dresses up. and that includes dinner. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. good friday morning i'm tracy davidson let's get your first alert forecast, sheena parveen has that. >> good morning. we are seeing a nice start to the weekend, more clouds moving in for your friday, but temperatures are pretty comfort and and they will stay that way as we go into the weekend. we are of course getting ready for the papal visit and weather for that not looking too bad. right knew temperatures 60 degrees in philadelphia, 66 mill vale, today we will be in the mid to upper 70s, more clouds around and it will be breezy.
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it's going to stay breezy through the entire weekend. mostly cloudy, mid 70s, rain chances look to stay farther to our south. a lot of road closure to talk b jessie boyington has you covered. tracy, you may have heard of the traffic box t goes in effect tonight in center city at 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. in west philadelphia. we have made a map for you. fenced in in red and right behind me right in here, they are ticket required zoechbs. as for the purple in the center that's a fenced in area, no tickets, so nobody allowed in there. not really something that's going to affect you too much. as for the yellow, no cars allowed. the green, this is going to affect the most people, the outside of the traffic box. if you live-in side of this box and you have a car in there, you can drive your car around but if you leave the box you cannot come back n that's just definitely something to watch out for. as for the borders of all of these areas streets we have a full list on nbc 10. right now barricades are set up, if you want to walk into center city you might have to go through security screening. ben frankly parkway 20th street to 12th only accessible to
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pedestrians who are screened by a metal dee stekter. more news in 25 minutes. you can always get updates with the nbc 10 app.
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taking a look at headlines, it's the day iphone lovers have been waiting for. apple released the new iphone 6s and 6s plus and analysts expect the company to sell 12 million to 13 million phones this weekend. that's up from 10 million last year. the iphone 6s has modest upgrades including a better camera and 3-d touch screen technology. thinking about getting an amazon prime member, today might be the good day to sign up. amazon is selling prime memberships for $67 for this day alone. prime members offers unlimited free shipping and streaming video. normally it goes for $99 a year. amazon's promotion is to celebrate the five emmys won by its original though "transparent." retirement may be bad for your health.
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researchers at university of miami reviewed health data on more than 80,000 americans, 65 and older, and they found that those who were still working in white collar jobs reported feeling healthier than the retirees and workers with physically demanding jobs had the lowest rates of chronic conditions, suggesting the benefits of regular physical activity. nearly 14,000 hammock stands sold at bed bath & beyond stores are being recalled because of a fall hazard. the stands were sold under the destination summer label. the hooks that attach the hammock to the stand can bend or break. there have been 13 reports of such incidents resulting in consumers falling to the ground and sustaining injuries. consumers should stop use product and contact distributor pride family brands for replacement hooks. admission to the country's national parks will be free tomorrow to celebrate national public lands day. for example, the $30 entrance fee at yessostone will be waived. in addition, 175,000 volunteers
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are expected to show up at parks and forests ready to work, cleaning up trash and restoring trails. there was a pope sighting right here in new york turning lots of heads before even pope francis touched down at jfb. take a look. well, this is actually a wax version of the holy father cruising around in a convertible now part of a new display at madam tussaud's to celebrate the visit. the new york police department gave the prank the okay and people taking selfies with the pope and not quite the popemobile either. let's get a check of the wet we are dylan. come on in. >> wasn't too hot. >> beautiful day for that. >> true. >> as we go into the weekend the biggest story continues to be the rain, heavy at times through good friday morning. i'm first alert meteorologist sheena parveen. for today you will notice more clouds around, mostly cloudy.
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also cooler and breezy, the winds will stay up through the weekend. then we go into saturday, mostly cloudy for the papal visit, temperatures in the mid 70s by the afternoon. sunday we will see temperatures around 73 degrees. cool and breezy, but mostly cloudy. rain chances will mainly be south over the weekend v a great day. have a great day. . have a at's your latest great day. guys? >> thank you, dylan. well, we're wrapping up our series favorite fall pastimes with willie's annual trip to south side of the city. >> become a tradition for hay rides, corn maze and messy foods and you never know who you might meet on the back of a tractor? my favorite fall pastime is taking the kids to a good corn maze, eating candy apples and having the quintessential fall experience. we go to a place two miles outside the city and we roll up there and you're transported to a different place and the best part for us is the corn maze
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because you haven't lived until you've had a 5-year-old try to lead you through a corn maze and that 5-year-old insists on being the leader in the corn maze and you have to say, buddy, we just went down there ten seconds ago, it was a dead end and takes a longer time to get out and still a lot of fun. one time we hop on the hay ride with the kids because who doesn't love the hay ride, sitting on the bale of hay and another family sits down right across from us. i look up and it's dee snyder, the lead sister of twisted sister with his family, just being a dad out with his cards kids, so i went on a long hay ride with dee snider, not many people can say that. we did not sing "we're not going to take it" but i was singing it in my happened listened to it on the whole ride home. the fall food is best when it's messiest so my wife and i will grab an ear of corn and roll it around in the bird and salt and walking around eating it that way and the kids, of course, have to have the caramel apples,
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so that's just a complete mess so by the time we get out of the place the kids faces are just laminated in caramel. my wife and i have butter coming down our arms and we love it. we do it every year. >> so cute. >> i can't wait to do it again this year. two miles outside the city. two hours away. the place we go, gabrielson's country form in jamesport on the north port of long island. >> caramel apple all over your face. >> not right now. >> is there a technique. >> the kids dominate these but i'll tear into a piece of corn. >> can only do those with young teeth. >> can we have the corn. >> yes, please. >> i don't know what happened. >> those are -- >> there is no getting the apple off. >> there we go. >> dripping in butter. >> fresh and hot. >> eat it on air. >> i can't. >> i got it. >> you got it the. >> get in there. >> hey, that's the good stuff.
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>> look, it's a huge -- on one hand it's a big surprise in that i thought he would fight to keep his position. look, he was in -- very much neffs peril. his folks two months ago were telling people this potential challenge to his leadership challenge was as great as he has ever faced before, did he not have a pathway out of this. it appears to me that the speaker decided the best way to prevent a government shutdown and delay this fight inside his own party was to resign and i think this will prevent a government shutdown in the short term. >> can you explain that is correct chuck? how would that work? >> here is how it would work because they were -- look, funding runs out at the end of this month, october 1st, this is all about this fight to defund planned parenthood, those planned parenthood videos, there is a large contingency on the right that feels as if the
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republican leadership needs to fight harder, fight the democrats with more legislative and procedural maneuvers to force the president to have to deal with these bills. mitch mcconnell and speaker boehner have not wanted to do this, they believe democrats have the vote to prevent it and they thought it was inevitably going to lead to a shutdown. boehner was in this box. if he didn't fight there was going to be an inn sur recs where they were going to vacate the chair in the house of representatives any member of congress can bring to the floor a motion to vacate the speaker's chair. that was going to happen and he was going to need democrats essentially to save his speakership. i think he believed politically that put him in basically an untenable position so he chose to diffuse this now, leave on a high note. i tell you for -- he basically put his party before himself. it is an interesting decision and like i said t will delay this fight. there will be a big leadership
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fight still. >> right. >> probably now -- and there may be a government shutdown fight in three months, but this will delay all that for at least three months. >> obviously if this doesn't happen until the end of october, then it creates a vacuum or void. you talk about a leadership fight. who are we looking at? who might assume that position? snieng you are going to hear three names quickly, one is the current number two in the house, kevin mccarthy, he is a california republican, he is the one that replaced eric cantor after eric cantor the former number two lost in his own republican primary. you are going to hear a lot of chatter about paul ryan. in the past he had said no. the former vice president shall running mate to mitt romney, he could be the guy who could sale the party but he is not a big fan of the politics that goes with the job and then the conservative, the guy that may be the biggest conservative who has a shot at winning the speakership is a2c" texas
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hensarling, he is somebody who has more trust with key partiers than the so-called establishment. you're going to see a split among+6gz republicans in the ho among+6gz re looks like a presi race, the establishment versus the outsiders n this case the outsiders are the conservative tea party members. they believe that boehner and cantor were never with them. mccarthy they like but don't know how much they trust him. it will be a fight between mccarty as the establishment guy and jab jeff hensarling. >> is there some event, some achievement that speaker boehner will be remembered for? >> look, i think it's -- i think it's going to be a mixed bag. i think his legacy has been his struggle to tame this party. he has tried to bridge the9tó divide between the establishment and the conservative base and frankly by having to resign i think it's a concession that he did the best he could for four
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or five years, but he now needs to have someone else do it because he can't do it anymore. i think -- look, he did -- he did it better than i think he gets credit for and over time he will get more credit, but right now this is a tough way to leave, although i think the pope's visit was sort of a nice cap stone for him personally. >> obviously meant a lot to him personally. john boehner member of congress for almost 25 years, swept into the speakership after the 2010 elections where republicans made huge gains. we will have much more on this story at msnbc and nbc.com. >> most of you will return to more of "today." this has been an nbc news special report. unexpected bleedin g, unusual bruising, or tingling. g, if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures.
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thinking the holidays around here. christmas is three months from today. >> oh, my. >> okay. if you want to get a jump start on toy shopping for your kids or grandkids, we're going to show you some of this year's best. laurie is publisher of "the toy insider." good morning. >> good morning. >> nice to see you. >> and i know it feels early but this is a sneak peek at some of the toys your kids are going to be begging for. >> okay. >> now with elmo the last two decade, elmo comes to life in all kinds magical ways. >> sure. >> if your kids want to play all day with elmo. >> and he talks a lot. >> and he does. >> there you go. >> he dances. he claps. >> what does he do? >> he's going to go into a counting game from here, and he plays with you. >> he plays with you. >> over eight different games and activities, over 150 phrases. knows if you're listening and following directions and his body is soft. he is my favorite elano ever. >> cool toy. >> looks like the real deal. >> over here we've got ryan
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playing with a foy my kids would love. >> this is a giant learn doe. look how cool, great action figure and we simply open him up. >> that's him. >> and he becomes this whole sewer layer playset with nine rooms and even have a skate park with a half-pipe and meditation room and the jail for the bad guys. >> all right. >> the actual figures are sold separate. >> do you like that, ryan? >> cool. >> are you ready for edible arts and crafts. >> you can play with this. >> if you would just squeeze this. >> this is our chocolate tent. >> kids can decorate cookies or cup takes. >> you have to push that. >> you can make decorations, write your name and comes with molds so you can make these gorgeous customized treats and if you want to taste them they are delicious. >> you want to try, go for it. >> how is it? >> oh, yeah. >> there you go. >> oh, that is good. >> that's just frosting.
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>> this is a cool game, all about robotics, right? >> science technology, mathematics. huge buzzwords. this is a ball machine. kids need to put the 260 pieces together and once you get this going she's actually moving these balls one per second. great thing for engineering and gears and wheel hand how the whole thing works. >> do you like that eva? >> mm-hmm. >> heading off to the carnival, pie face. >> you ready to get some cream on your face. >> play this two ways. wet a sponge. >> are you sure about that. >> or we can use whipped cream. >> really good. let's just show you and eva is going to put her face in and we'll see how long it takes until it takes before she gets pie in her face. >> and that is fun for eva. >> it's a lot of fun. >> and now you can eat the pie. >> the winner is the one who doesn't get the pie on their
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face. >> or in this case she may be the winner if she likes the pie. >> i don't know about you. >> we are so excited about this. >> but you have to wait a whole year to order the girl scout cookies. >> come on. >> homemade cookies. >> now can you make your own. >> the girl scout cookie oven. we plug this in and pre-heat we're making your favorite, your thin mints and snow yaz, tag-alongs in eight minutes. >> taste sglem we have a heating element on top and comes with one package of mix, mix 12 cookies and then, of course, you can get extra mixes. >> don't have to wait for once a year. >> you can have girl scout cookies all year lange. >> that is genius. >> you like this. >> they are good. >> thank you kids. >> i want this. thank you so much. we're back in a minute. this is "today" on nbc. >> i like this one. >> the peanut butter ones. >> thin min
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good morning, everyone. pope francis is about to speak at the united nations, he is expected to address the general assembly, one of five scheduled stops he is making here in new york city today, a very, very busy day for the pontiff. in a few moments he will address 170 world leaders at the united nations general assembly. we have nbc's peter alexander outside the u.n. as we await the pope's speech. good morning. what are we expecting? >> reporter: good morning. there really is no bigger stage notice world, no bigger international site than this, the united nations for pope
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francis' remarks moments from now. recognize when he was speaking yesterday before congress he really was speaking to the american people, the audience is so much bigger today for the spiritual leader to 1.2 catholics worldwide. as we witnessed yesterday when he spoke before congress this is knots a pope that lectures and skolds, it is one who tries to bring us together for a common good and that's likely a theme we will witness today as he hits on some of those critical issues including immigration, north carolina inequality. yesterday when he went to visit having lunch not with members of congress but with the homeless in the d.c. community he made that message very clear as well, but recognizes as dysfunctional as our congress s the united nation ss perhaps even worse. i spoke to the u.s. ambassador to the united nations today and she said she has been so moved by the inspirational words by this pope for her the real issue and desire is to see the activation, the implementation
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of these goals. united nations humanitarian chief said that in eastern ukraine that is correct crisis in ukraine with russia right now that in that region separatists had forced the united nations teams to leave. that means that the aid, 1,600 tons i believe it was, 16,000 perhaps -- excuse me, 16,000 tons of relief and aid supplies have not been provided to the people there who need t that is one of the fail urs of the united nations, their inability to help in that crisis. it's one of the challenges we will likely hear from this pope as he tries to bring the world together for a common good. >> he has a very busy schedule. he has this address before the united nations general assembly, later he will going gr to hallowed ground, ground zero, visit the 9/11 memorial and museum where he will lead an interfaith service. he also plans to meet with school children today, he has a
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procession through central park and mass tonight at madison square garden. we see the pope was taken the lectern as he gets right sides to address the assembled guests. [ speaking spanish ]
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[ speaking spanish ] >> we are working on the translation of the pope's remarks this morning. there is expected to be live simultaneous translation, but obviously we are not hearing it quite yet, so we will continue to carry it, hoping that in a few moments we will be able to hear what he is saying in english. let's take a listen.ñ [ speaking spanish ]
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>> as we await for this translation that is expected let me turn again to our correspondent peter alexander who is listening along with us at the u.n. and has had a preview from the vatican about what the hope is expected to say and i think, peter, we are going to hear some of those themes that we have heard during the pope's entire visit. >> reporter: that's exactly right. obviously we have heard a lot of this message about things like climate change and income inequality. the right of the environment as the pope will describe in these remarks and we have been given a look at them already expected to speak about 30 to 35 minutes, that is one of the priorities this pope will communicate to the crowd here today. and what's been strike to go me and to so many people watching this is even yesterday as he spoke on the west front of the
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capitol we heard this pope ask from the prayers of the faithful. he said even those who are not catholic we ask for your good wishes. wishes. trying to recruit not just americans, but really the world on to the shared effort to make a difference. >> and peter, there's also a huge issue, issue of refugees. i interrupt myself to tell you i think we have the translation, so let's listen in. >> universalist ideologies is capable of perpetrating tremendous atrocities. i can only reiterate the appreciation expressed by my predecessors, in reaffirming the importance which the catholic church attaches to this institution and the hope which she places in its activities.

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